Our Village has all the amenities for visitors, be it accommodations, restaurants, gas and service stations, grocery and baking, camping supplies or sporting goods. Friendliness and volunteerism instill a strong sense of community. We can boast of being awarded the Provincial 4 Bloom Championship in the ‘Communities In Bloom’ competition, in the 1 – 1,000 population category.
The Village of Caroline is a small progressive community surrounded by Alberta’s rolling foothills and is just east of the Rocky Mountains. The area is well known for its breath-taking landscape and untouched wilderness and is described as the perfect place to get away and enjoy peace and quiet.
Caroline is a “Community of Choices”, offering residents and visitors a wide range of services from retailers, professional, and tourist services to agricultural, oil and gas, forestry, and trucking services. To learn more, click on the video image below.
Even though the village thinks it has something great going, the province does as well. Caroline currently holds the title of 2002 Provincial 4-Bloom Champion in the Communities in Bloom Competition. This title also illustrates the communities dedication to cohesion and volunteerism. In this small community, there are 5 community halls, with so many organizations we can’t name them all.
Caroline is located in the Municipal District of Clearwater, and is 41 km southeast of Rocky Mountain House, 50 km east of Banff National Park, 61 km west of Innisfail, and less than an hour away from Red Deer. Caroline is located on Highway 54, which also serves as the villages main street. The scenic Cowboy Trail, Highway 22, also crosses through Caroline.
Caroline is the hometown of Canada’s figure skating champion Kurt Browning. Kurt’s Korner, located in the Kurt Browning Arena, is a local must see. It is full of objects and memorabilia from his skating career. Another must see is the Caroline and District Museum where visitors can learn of early Western Canadian history, all within a restored schoolhouse.
The total area of the Village is about 412 acres [167 hectares]. The urbanized portion consists of a compact area of development located along Highway 54(22), which runs directly through the centre of the Village. Highway 54, or 50th Avenue, is considered to be the main street and is the centre of business and community life, with commercial, industrial and public institutional developments located on or very near to it.